To the Editor:
As we look ahead to a consolidated Princeton, we are grateful for the extremely competent pool of candidates who have stepped up to campaign and run for leadership roles.
One such person is Liz Lempert, who is running for the position of the first mayor of Princeton. Because of her many strengths and her extensive experience, Liz has our strong support.
The first mayor of a consolidated Princeton will need to be a particularly gifted listener who is available and accessible. Our next mayor will need to bring people together, to sort out common concerns and solutions, to seek consensus, and then bring Princeton’s most important issues before us in a timely and reasonable way.
We will need a mayor who balances a sharp intellect with practical common sense, and who is committed to enhancing Princeton and strengthening its neighborhoods. We need a mayor who will help Princeton move forward in a positive way. We believe Liz Lempert embodies all these characteristics, and is the gifted leader Princeton needs at this time. She is committed to making consolidation a success on every level — from financial savings to a responsive government.
We urge you to join us in making Liz Lempert our first mayor in a consolidated Princeton.
Robert and Betty Fleming
To the Editor:
I am writing to support Liz Lempert in her quest to become the first mayor of a consolidated Princeton. I’ve gotten to know Liz through the Princeton Community Democratic Organization (PCDO) and through the Friends of the Library Board, of which we are both members. In both organizations, I’ve been impressed with Liz’s skills as a leader and a listener. My experience has been that Liz listens carefully to the input of others, studies the subject at hand until she is knowledgeable, and then works hard to achieve consensus. She is smart and articulate and is able to zero in on key points that need to be debated and decided. I’ve been impressed with both the depth and breadth of her knowledge on many of the important issues in Princeton. Next year will be a momentous and no doubt challenging year for the new Princeton. I feel confident that Liz will be the leader and team player that our new municipality needs to move forward to meet those challenges. Please give Liz your vote in the Democratic primary on June 6.